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Kindergarten Skovager

Denmark

Architects: Pluskontoret A/S, Arkitekter

Improved acoustics

When a kindergarten had to move to a nearby primary school, the acoustics in the school had to be improved. Both the kindergarten teachers and the architectural advisers were delighted with the improvements delivered by Gyptone INSTANT acoustic panels.

The solution was reached after a comprehensive review process. This had to address the complex question of how to improve the acoustics of a regular school to suit the very different acoustic requirements of a kindergarten. 

The problem became a reality for Hjørring municipality, when it decided to move the Skovager kindergarten in Poulstrup to an existing school in the same village. Although the existing school building was relatively new, the acoustics did not comply with requirements relating to, among other things, reverberation time.

A solution involving mineral-wool slabs was also discussed by the  review panel, but the idea was quickly rejected by staff members, who argued that the relatively soft mineral wool would soon be destroyed by the probing fingers of curious children.

Measurements of the reverberation time in the rooms were performed before the installation of the new Gyptone INSTANT boards, and they showed the reverberation time to be an average of 0.53 seconds. After the mounting of Gyptone INSTANT, the average reverberation time fell to 0.36 seconds – a significant improvement.

Measurements of the reverberation time in the rooms were performed before the installation of the new Gyptone INSTANT boards, and they showed the reverberation time to be an average of 0.53 seconds. After the mounting of Gyptone INSTANT, the average reverberation time fell to 0.36 seconds – a significant improvement.

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